how long does it take to recover from triple bypass heart surgery

how long does it take to recover from triple bypass heart surgery?

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Dr. Oliver O. Aalami
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Weeks to Months


You will be home usually within a week but rehabilitation is a big part of recovery and it will take several more weeks before you feel 100%. The sternotomy will be sore until it fully heals. In addition, if you had a vein harvest from the legs, it takes several weeks for these wounds to heal. Overall it takes a month or two before you feel fully recovered.
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How long does a triple bypass last, before you will need some other form of heart surgery?

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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice
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Personal choice


It depends on the patients compliance with diet, medications, and exercise. Typically I should last several years, but it is so individual specific according to lifestyle. I recommend close monitoring of such a patient. Wishing you the very best.
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My grandpa is having septuple bypass heart surgery tomorrow morning. How long does this usually take? And is this a fairly basic surgery? Low risk?

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Risk varies with patients condition. Operation several hours. recovery a few weeks to full activity in gneral
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Do's And Don'ts

Heart Surgery? Two internal mammary arteries as grafts are better than just 1 + 1 saphenous vein graft.

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Woud you please discuss the complications that can arise from triple bypass heart surgery?

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Dr. Matthew M. Cooper
Thoracic Surgery
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Bypass


Heart attack, stroke, death, major infection, kidney failure. However, the reality is that overall risk is low.
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How many years survival after triple bypass heart surgery?

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Dr. Creighton B. Wright
General Surgery
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Variable


Depends on age, left ventricle, other risks etc. Depends on conduits- internal mammary grafts. The point is that most do well and for along time. I have patients at 30 years.
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Do's And Don'ts

Heart Surgery? Post-op, I recommend pycnogenol and horse chestnuts for support of blood vessels.

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Is it safe to drink alcohol after triple bypass heart surgery?

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Dr. Daniel Engelman
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Maybe


It depends what medications you're on. I would limit myself to 1 to 2 drinks in any given day. Also alcohol can affect the drug Coumadin.
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Is there a risk in flying after you have had a triple bypass heart surgery?

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Dr. Creighton B. Wright
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Immediately should be with care. After a month or so, same as most flyers, presuming all checkups are on target!
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What are the common complications that occut during triple bypass heart surgery?

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Dr. Steven W. Guyton
Thoracic Surgery
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Mutiple


Heart attack, Stroke, death, kidney injury or failure, infection, bleeding, cardiac tamponade, and complications of vascular disease, which can occur in many different areas of the body.
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Please help, how much notice should you receive before undergoing triple bypass heart surgery?

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Dr. Creighton B. Wright
General Surgery
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Depends


The symptoms or signs lead to cardiac catheterization and definition of the anatomy which may be suitable for CABG. Full risks, benefits and options should be presented to you. Depending on the symptoms, severity, anatomy the procedure should be done sooner than later.
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Is the recovery, or the actual procedure, more important regarding triple bypass heart surgery?

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Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Anesthesiology
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Both


The technical features of the cardiac surgery, including difficulty, age of patient, coexisting illness are important and will often times determine how well the recovery will be. Neither is mutually exclusive.
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Dr. Creighton B. Wright
General Surgery
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Both


Cut well, sew well, do well is the axiom. Without good surgery, recovery does not necessarily go well.

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